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Top Choice House in Greystones to Wicklow

Kilruddery House & Gardens

A stunning mansion in the Elizabethan Revival style, Killruddery has been home to the Brabazon family (earls of Meath) since 1618 and has one of the oldest gardens in Ireland. The house is impressive, but the prizew…
Gardens in Greystones to Wicklow

Mt Usher Gardens

Wicklow's nickname, 'the Garden of Ireland', is justified by green idylls such as the 8-hectare Mt Usher Gardens, just outside the unremarkable town of Ashford, about 10km south of Greystones on the N11. Trees, shru…
International in Greystones to Wicklow

Three Q's

You'll find a smart menu at this elegant, award-winning restaurant, with superb dishes such as grilled fillet of sea bass with a roasted red pepper and tomato risotto, purple basil and pesto, as well as the usual ch…
Irish in Greystones to Wicklow

Hungry Monk

An excellent 1st-floor restaurant on Greystones' main street. The blackboard specials are the real treat, with dishes such as suckling pig with prune and apricot stuffing to complement the fixed menu's classic choic…
Historic Building in Wicklow Town

Wicklow's Historic Gaol

Wicklow's infamous jail was renowned throughout Ireland for the brutality of its keepers and the harsh conditions suffered by its inmates. The smells, vicious beatings, shocking food and disease-ridden air have long…
in Wicklow Town

Farmers Market

The town hosts a weekly farmers market on Market Square, just off Main St.
Arts & Crafts in Kilmacanogue & the Great Sugarloaf

Avoca Handweavers

This is one hell of an operation, with seven branches nationwide and an even more widespread reputation for adding elegance and style to traditional rural handicrafts. Operational HQ is in a 19th-century arboretum, …
in Wicklow Town

Wicklow Arts Festival

A five-day extrav aganza of music, poetry, comedy and workshops that usually takes place in mid to late May.
in Wicklow Town

Wicklow Regatta Festival

Held every year for 10 days from late July into early August. The extensive program of events and activities includes swimming, rowing, sailing and raft races, singing competitions, concerts and the Festival Queen B…